Boston Bruins: Ranking David Pastrnak’s career hat-tricks

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 14: Bruins congratulate Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) after he scores goal during the Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins NHL game on October 14, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston, MA. (Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 14: Bruins congratulate Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) after he scores goal during the Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins NHL game on October 14, 2019, at TD Garden in Boston, MA. (Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 13: Boston Bruins teammates surround Boston Bruins Right Wing David Pastrnak (88) after his third goal during a game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on March 13, 2018. Boston defeated Carolina 6-4. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – MARCH 13: Boston Bruins teammates surround Boston Bruins Right Wing David Pastrnak (88) after his third goal during a game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on March 13, 2018. Boston defeated Carolina 6-4. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

March 13, 2018 at Carolina Hurricanes

Sometimes it’s the scoreline that makes it memorable; in this case, that was exactly why we rank Pastrnak’s hat-trick in Carolina as his third best. On the road, the Boston Bruins came from behind to take away a 6-4 victory.

This would likely rank higher if it weren’t for the fact one of the goals that David Pastrnak grabbed was an empty-netter, though he did of course also grab the game-winning goal on the power-play.

Heading into the last ten minutes of this game, the Boston Bruins were 4-1 down and seemed likely to be leaving Raleigh with nothing to show for their efforts. A goal from Matt Grzleyck gave them some belief with just 9 minutes left and that;’s when Pastrnak got to work.

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First keeping the puck on-side at the blue line before managing to trickle it to his buddy Marchand, who sent it straight back to him to rifle up top glove-side on the Carolina goalie. 4-3, game on!

Danton Heinen evened the scored just seconds later and from here it was time for the Czech winger to round out an eventful night; the combined time for the Bruins to tally the three comeback goals by the way; 1 minute 17 seconds.

Justin Faulk‘s clumsy clearance over the glass was all the Boston Bruins needed with 3 minutes left, smelling blood in the water with Pastrnak netting the game-winning goal from his favorite power-play spot; the left wing face-off dot.

He rounded out his hat-trick on the empty net, managing to punt the puck home from the red line despite pressure from a Carolina defenseman.